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December 4, 2021 — Total Solar Eclipse — Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Dec 4, 2021 at 8:12 pm
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Global Event: Total Solar Eclipse
Local Type: Partial Solar Eclipse, in Melbourne
Began: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 7:53 pm
Maximum: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:12 pm 0.068 Magnitude
Ended: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 8:29 pm
Duration: 36 minutes
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December 4, 2021 — Total Solar Eclipse — Melbourne

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The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looked like in Melbourne. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times were local time (AEDT) for Melbourne.

TimePhaseEventDirectionAltitude
7:53:18 pm Sat, Dec 4
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 245°
5.7°
8:12:04 pm Sat, Dec 4
Maximum Eclipse Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.
Map direction West-southwest 243°
2.4°
8:29:20 pm Sat, Dec 4SettingSunset SettingMap direction West-southwest 240°
-0.2°
8:30:22 pm Sat, Dec 4Not directly visiblePartial Eclipse ends Below horizonMap direction West-southwest 240°
-0.4°

The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Melbourne, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered only a small portion of the Sun.

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Eclipses and Transits Visible in Melbourne

Eclipse Visibility From MelbourneVisibility Worldwide
Jan 11, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Much of North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Jun 6, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 30, 2020 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic
May 26, 2021 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Much of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 19, 2021 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic
Dec 4, 2021 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Australia, South in Africa, South in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Nov 8–9, 2022 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse North/East Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Apr 20, 2023 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South/East Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
May 6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/East Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Oct 29, 2023 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, North/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 25, 2024 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse South/West Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 14, 2025 Partial Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Much of Australia, Much of Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Antarctica
Sep 8, 2025 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in North America, East in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Mar 3–4, 2026 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse East in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica
Aug 17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar EclipsePenumbral Lunar Eclipse West in Europe, East in Asia, Much of Australia, North/West Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica
Jul 7, 2028 Partial Lunar EclipsePartial Lunar Eclipse Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jul 22, 2028 Partial Solar EclipseTotal Solar Eclipse South in Asia, Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Antarctica
Jan 1, 2029 Total Lunar EclipseTotal Lunar Eclipse Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, North/West North America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic

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